Mirror Maze - A Norwegian Man's True Story of Five Years in Mexican Prisons [NOOK Book]

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Tom Brungar grew up in a comfortable Norwegian environment. He became a ski champion for the Norwegian King’s Ski team. He was destined to have the perfect life… with the perfect wife… and the perfect corporate job. But, the pressure of his perfect world… led him to drug abuse… and to a secret life where he was forced to be an international drug courier… captured and imprisoned in Mexico… Tom suffered five years of torture inhumane treatment… and extortion plots… But with the help of psychologist Adriana… he ...
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Mirror Maze - A Norwegian Man's True Story of Five Years in Mexican Prisons

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Overview

Tom Brungar grew up in a comfortable Norwegian environment. He became a ski champion for the Norwegian King’s Ski team. He was destined to have the perfect life… with the perfect wife… and the perfect corporate job. But, the pressure of his perfect world… led him to drug abuse… and to a secret life where he was forced to be an international drug courier… captured and imprisoned in Mexico… Tom suffered five years of torture inhumane treatment… and extortion plots… But with the help of psychologist Adriana… he survived to tell his story. This is an incredible account of amazing survival, courage, triumph, overcoming obstacles from the power of the light within and the ability to make the best of situations against all odds.

This account is multi-faceted, intertwining Tom’s personal, philosophical and spiritual revelations on a foundation of socio-political issues. It also displays the disregard for the international treaty of human rights regarding torture. All variations and levels of addiction issues are addressed in this story as well. The title signifies the “Mirror” he sees himself in and the “Maze” he travels through to arrive at the exit. In a world seemingly without hope, Tom achieves the impossible via amazing perseverance, strength, faith, meditation, self-therapy and transformation of awareness. His good heart, honesty, intelligence, strong ethics, talents and ability to quickly learn the culture and language helps him befriend fellow prisoners and amuse his captors. He also meets and falls in love with Adriana, the prison psychologist, who with the help of the Norwegian embassy obtains his release.

The movie by Michael Z. Gordon of Americana Films based on this book is coming soon !

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014811484
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Publication date: 6/10/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • File size: 99 KB

Meet the Author

Vivi Arnesen earned a Gymnasium degree in Norway. Tom Brungar earned a business degree from Colorado Alpine College. Lisa Walker earned a Bachelor of Arts in social sciences from CSUSB.
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  • Posted August 22, 2012

    Excellent via L. C. Henderson! What is it that makes tales of d

    Excellent via L. C. Henderson! What is it that makes tales of drug
    addiction and prison incarceration so fascinating to the average reader?
    Perhaps it is the fact that none of us wishes to go down that path, and
    we are plain curious about those who do. Or perhaps it is that we are
    inspired by a profound sense of compassion to learn more about those who
    have decided to dwell on the shadier side of life. Whichever motive it
    is, The Mirror Maze should satisfy both desires. "I am sitting in
    a peaceful room telling you an intimate story, one I humbly try to
    explain accurately. Perhaps you know how difficult it is to tell a story
    through the pen. My drama from that point lasted six years. Now it is
    over and if this does not lead to anything but personal therapy, the
    effort is well spent energy. Also, I have an intense hope that you will
    understand, and feel a need to transmit this message. I am imagining you
    in front of me right now. We are friends. You have the time to listen
    and I the time to talk. We will stop the world for a while and live
    these images, as we go along." Thus starts the core story of The
    Mirror Maze, which is the true story of Tom Brungar's downward spiral
    into alcohol and drug addiction to ultimately becoming involved with a
    drug cartel. Once apprehended, in order to survive his incarceration,
    Brungar used his guitar playing and storytelling ability to enable him
    to endure dehumanizing conditions and prison torture, until his release
    six years later. The account is multi-faceted, intertwining accounts of
    personal transformation, philosophical and spiritual revelations,
    against a background of sociopolitical issues. The mirror in the title
    signifies that in which Brungar considered himself, and the maze in the
    title signifies that through which he had to travel in order to arrive
    at the exit from his self-induced nightmare. Since cocaine is often
    served on a mirror, the significance of using such a symbol will, no
    doubt, not be lost. Ultimately, the transformation attained by Brungar
    comes in the form of his realization that "[d]uring an experience
    like this there is only one who can help you, and that is God."

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